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Petersen Events Center, commonly referred to as "The Pete", is a 12,508-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Petersen Events Center opened in 2002 on part of the former site of Pitt Stadium, which housed the university's football team from 1925–1999. In addition to serving as home to the men's and women's Panthers basketball teams, is also contains the McCarl Panthers Hall of Champions, the 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) Baierl Student Recreation Center, and a food court. Also serving as a concert venue, the facility is open daily for student usage of its amenities. The arena is named for philanthropists John Petersen and his wife Gertrude, who donated $10 million for its construction.